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    We support young people and their families!

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Who We Are

The Representative for Children and Youth’s office works to support young Nunavummiut. We represent their voice in matters that affect them and ensure the Government of Nunavut protects and advances their rights and interests.

Our work is guided by:

In other words…Young people have rights. We support them!

What We Do

Individual Advocacy

Individual advocacy means working one-on-one with a child or youth, listening and helping the young person address his or her concerns.

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Systemic Advocacy

Systemic advocacy involves reviewing issues affecting larger groups of young Nunavummiut.

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Reviews of Critical Injuries and Deaths

Our office can review child deaths and serious injuries to help prevent similar events in the future.

We are currently developing this area of work.

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Public Awareness

We want all Nunavummiut to understand what child rights are, what we do and how we do it!

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What's New



The RCY’s office held an orientation with its new Elder Advisors this past June in Iqaluit. The life experience and knowledge of Inuit culture and history that our five Elder Advisors have are essential to our work supporting children and youth in Nunavut. 

Our Elder Advisors currently consists of five Elders from across Nunavut. They are: Meeka Arnakaq, Pangnirtung; Lucy Makkigak, Rankin Inlet; Regilee Ootook, Pond Inlet; Helen Iguptak, Rankin Inlet; and Bessie Sitatak, Kugluktuk.

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Photos and Events


Kaajuk Kablalik, a child and youth advocacy specialist, recently visited Rankin Inlet with Sharon Reashore, our director of child and youth advocacy services. This is what Kaajuk said about his visit:

“This travel was supposed to be to Naujaat, but didn’t happen that way due to Mother Nature and her power. Instead, Sharon and I ended up in Rankin Inlet. It was a nostalgic experience for me as I had lived most of my life there!

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Publications and Reports

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